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Monument Number 443715

Hob Uid: 443715
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Gidleigh
Grid Ref : SX6439086110
Summary : The remains of two cairns and one further possible cairn on Long Ridge, locally known as Langridge, overlooking the valley of the River North Teign. The cairns mounds are circular in shape and average 3.8 metres in diameter and 0.6 metres high. They form part of a cairn cemetery on Long Ridge. Scheduled.
More information : (SX 64388612) Tumulus (NR). (1)

Cairn, slightly hollow centre. Diameter 5.0m., height 0.4m.
Visited 30 July 1976. (2)

Centred SX 64408611. Two well-preserved cairns and a further probable cairn lie in an area of low heather and long tufty grass on the gentle N-facing slope of Langridge.

SX 64408612. The N cairn, probably that described by authorities 1 and 2, measures 4.5m in diameter and stands a maximum of 0.55m high. It possesses steep sides with some protruding stone and a very slighly hollowed centre. There are no obvious signs of disturbance.

SX 64418611. The E cairn, 3.9m in diameter and 0.6m high, is similarly steep-sided with two large boulders embedded in the otherwise flat top. A single upright stone, possibly part of a former kerb, is situated in the edge of the cairn.

SX 64398611. A probable mutilated cairn measures 3.6m N-S by 4.2m adn 0.5m high on the N by 0.15m on the S. Though disturbed there is no distinct hollow usually associated with deliberate robbing. Some small stone protrude from the mound.

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1965
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Source : Devon Archaeological Society proceedings
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Vol(s) : 36 (1978)
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : SAJ Probert 14-AUG-1991
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Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 19-Mar-98
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Source : Shovel Down
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Source : Shovel Down/ink survey
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
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Monument Type : Cairn, Cairn Cemetery
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 28664
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 68 NW 15
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 903298
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 903294
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 443714
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 68 NW 15
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1991-08-14
End Date : 1991-08-14